Why I Go to Africa and Why I Love it 7/13

by david on July 17, 2018

The love of nature and being immersed in her wilds is another reason I enjoy Africa. The brilliance of the sun breaking over the horizon as you glass for game in the morning is a special time. I can liken it to being in a cathedral. It is quiet, peaceful, and the grandeur is breathtaking. No one speaks above a whisper in reverence to the silence all around you. The sip of coffee warms you all the way down to your soul. You are truly in God’s house. Throughout the day you see no one other than your PH and tracker. The abundance of wildlife constantly amazes you as you move through the veld in search of your quarry. When the day is done, Mother Nature pulls out her canvas and brush to paint you yet another picture. As the shadows lengthen and the light begins to fade the colors in the sky seem to explode. Brilliant yellows and oranges yield to the maroon and royal blues and the sun gives up its hold on the day. Finally the sky is filled with millions of specks of light. With no man-made light around the stars are particularly bright and twinkly. Mother Nature provides yet another perfect day.

 

Photo’s by my better half, Janice Brown

 

Moments later a little more color. A little more light and the river starts to be visible. Moments later a little more color. A little more light and the river starts to be visible.

 

Two Cape Buffalo Bulls crossing the Chobe river at first light. Two Cape Buffalo Bulls crossing the Chobe river at first light.

 

 

Rainbow down inside the Victoria Falls gorge. Rainbow down inside the Victoria Falls gorge.

 

 

My girls enjoying the sun set from the top of a kopje on their last night in the veld My girls enjoying the sun set from the top of a kopje on their last night in the veld

 

 

Gemsbok down off the mountains at last light. Gemsbok down off the mountains at last light.

 

 

Sunrise in the Namib Desert Sunrise in the Namib Desert

 

 

 

 

 

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